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With Land Cleared, Sandy Springs' City Center Plows Ahead

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[Looking east across the site from Sandy Springs Circle toward Roswell Road. All photos: Michael Kahn, Curbed.]

It's been just over a month since the latest batch of renderings were released, showing the vision for a new city center for Sandy Springs. In that time, bulldozers have made quick work of buildings that remained on the site, setting in motion the process of developing what city officials hope will be a bastion of walkability in an area known for suburban strip malls. Plans have been in the works for years to transform a site formerly dominated by a strip center and parking lot — bounded by Roswell Road, Johnson Ferry Road, Mt. Vernon Highway and Sandy Springs Circle — into a mixed-use government center anchored by city hall and a performing arts center. Given the magnitude of the project, designed by local firm Rosser International, it won't be complete for a few years. While the city has set up a website for residents to follow weekly transformation progress of a large chunk of land off Roswell Road, we wanted to check out what's happening for ourselves. After the jump, have a gander at the demolition.

· Intriguing Visuals for Sandy Springs City Center Emerge [Curbed Atlanta]
· Construction Update July 31, 2015 [Sandy Springs City Center]